Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm PST
big story tonight, for all intents and purposes, president obama's second term begins in about one hour. that's when he will deliver his state of the union address. giving us an idea of his agenda for the next four years and the resistance on capitol hill. >> mr. president! >> we'll find out tonight. >> reporter: no hints from the man himself but it's clear that tonight's speech will focus primarily on improving the economy and creating jobs. >> everyone will see that if we work together that we really will have a robust future. we can build the middle class. >> reporter: on the opposite side of the aisle it's an appetite for deficit reduction and spending cuts. >> a second term offers a second chance. and if the president wants to regain the credibility he has lost over the last four years on each of these issues, he will start tonight. >> reporter: and an indication of america's bitterly divided politics, the president's speech will be followed by two responses. an official republican response from florida senator marco rubio and rebuttal to tha
Feb 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
at the white house today honoring victims of the sandy hook school shooting. president obama presented the presidential citizens medal to the families of the six school staffers killed in the massacre. the award is the nation's second highest civilian honor. mr. obama wiped away a tear as he reflected on the victims' sacrifices. >> they gave their lives to protect the precious children in their care. they gave all they had for the most innocent and helpless among us. >> ever since the sandy hook massacre, the president promised to crackdown on gun violence. after the ceremony, mr. obama left for chicago to push his gun control agenda. >>> insult to injury, how even on land the cruise ship passengers ran into bad luck on their long voyage home. >> good for your heart, but not for your risk of cancer. the new information linking alcohol use to several cancers. >> it is the day after valentine's day but the high temperatures today it should be the day after easter. take a look at the numbers. 76 degrees for los gatos, 73 for palo alto. fairfield 73.
Feb 26, 2013 5:00pm PST
by friday, you could be paying the price. ((roll pkg)) p >>> president obama hit the trail to discuss the automatic spending cuts. >> reporter: president obama warned workers at virginia's newport news shipyard they may have to stay home without pay if congress doesn't step in to stop automatic spending cuts. >> this work along with hundreds of thousands of jobs are currently in jeopardy because of politics in washington. >> reporter: the cuts set to kick in march 1 will take a $46 billion chunk out of the defense department's budget. shipyard employees listening to the president are preparing for the worst. >> if i'm one of those i guess laid off, trying to figure out how i would continue to go and earn my money to pay for college. >> reporter: if the president and congress can't reach a budget compromise, it's not only big navy ship builders who will be affected. those automatic cuts are expected to trickle down. pedro alfonso employs 120 workers to install communications fiber. he has already been notified some of his government contracts will b
Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm PST
obama will deliver his fourth state of the union address to the union serving as a book end to the inaugural address. expect to hear issues like immigration reform and gun violence. but when the president stands before congress, his main focus will be on the economy. >> there is a core emphasis that he's always placed on big stephens and will remain the same which is into he had to make the economy work for the middle class because the middle class is the engine that drives this country forward. kpix 5 will air the state of the union address live tomorrow starting at 6 p.m. followed by a very special edition of kpix 5 news at 7:30. >>> wild goose chase might soon come to an end for the city of dublin. droppings from canada geese cover the dublin sports grounds off civic plaza. kpix reporter patrick sedillo explains the city has hired some four-legged friends to give chase. >>> reporter: we have had a herd of geese that have actually been growing throughout the years and the sports user group, the little league and soccer players, the fami